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The Strand

2100 Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Ranked #10 of 48 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Traveler Description: The Historic Strand District is so close that the cruise terminal really adds value before or after your cruise. There are plenty of shops and great... more »
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Mansfield, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

There's really not anything different I can add to the other positive reviews. We loved walking The Strand. Nice shops, interesting sidewalk acts, food and don't miss LA Kings.

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121 reviews 121 reviews
32 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This is old Galveston-a dwell through history. Great shops (don't miss the candy store) and restaurants. Take a stroll here and you won't be disappointed.

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Lampasas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Nice historical buildings and multiple little shops to check out. The military store on the corner at the Strand was going out of business and had some decent deals. Some of the stores had similar product for sale. There are a few nice shops there but nothing too exciting. The southwestern store was interesting and they have a few ladies... More

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Austin, TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Strand is full of shops (many interesting ones along with some all-too-typical souvenir/T-shirt traps) and eateries, most of them in historic buildings with attractive architecture. It can be crowded and noisy on weekends, but is worth at least a brief walk through.

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Galveston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great atmosphere and saw a few new shops and/or store fronts from our last visit ! Can't Waite for Dickens on the Strand !

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The strand is the downtown area of Galveston. It has shops, restaurant, night life, and tourist attractions. This is very close to the port, so if you are passing through this would be a fun place to get lunch and see a bit of Galveston. It is fun to walk and hang out....on weekends there is usually entertainment at night.

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nice old buildings to see, but it's also very sad since most of them are empty. I liked the old brick on the streets & railroad tracks. There are some good restaurants to try here. I hope it grows a little more.

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Webster, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

liked the kewl stuff just not the heat faties smell and other weird things i cant think of right now

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Garland, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Lots to see. Cool shops, name it you might find it. Spot for a bite and people watching was great. Purses to chocolates can be bought. Lots of walking.

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Woodville, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Many shops to buy gifts and souvenirs. Food and goodies. Old fashion floats. Find a $5 all day parking lot so your not on a special time frame. Great things to look at, even if you don't buy.

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